VLC Media Player for Mac

VLC Media Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 346 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    5,488,551
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    31.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,734
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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VLC Media Player is a longtime open-source favorite, and the latest version offers fixes and feature enhancements for the Mac version that make it a must download. It's not the only option for free video playback, but it's one of the best, and it's often the go-to media player for Mac users who can't seem to play a specific media file.

VLC Media player offers a number of tools and customization options to manage and watch video. Users get frame-by-frame advancement; granular speed controls allowing for on-the-fly slower or faster playback; and live recording of streaming video. The toolbars are fully customizable, so you can have only the buttons you need in the interface.

This version comes with improvements to the interface, support for MxPEG files and streaming, and more. Along with minor tweaks, VLC continues to offer robust support for a wide range of video and audio formats, including OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, HD codecs like AES3, Raw Dirac, and even support for playing back zipped files. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.

The default interface was improved in recent updates, but integrated skinning can make it even better. Behavior can still be a bit unpredictable depending on the quality of the skin, but VLC's open-source foundation and community ensures that it evolves quickly and often, with new features and fixes released frequently.

Overall, VLC Media Player is a must-have application for its ability to open just about any type of video file you throw at it, making it a great option for Mac users having trouble playing certain file types.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 346 votes

    • 5 star 198
    • 4 star 85
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 35
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5 stars

"The best at watching movies; made or bought."

August 14, 2010  |  By rsjrocket88

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Does what it says it will do. I use it instead of iTunes to watch movies.

Cons

None that I can think of or have seen

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4 stars

"Works fine on mac and windows, Mac leopard and tiger"

August 12, 2010  |  By rheo99

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Had Mac tiger for 3 years and upgraded to Leopard. VLC works fine on both and also on my Windows PC for years. I think its one of the best media player in terms of being able to play almost any format. The best yet. Remember folks. Its free.

Cons

Control and Navigation while playing on PC i find is not as user friendly. I prefer it to have a floating box with all the controls like how other Programs do it. Playlist also not there. Perhaps i am using an older version

Summary

Bottom Line, its a free software, which i feel many people tend to take for granted. For something like this, having to be able to play almost ANY format without crashing or causing problems to your computer, i must say its a very good program. If not for the cosmetics, and some minor ease of navigation, i would have rated this 5 out of 5. I believe there is some space for improvement.

Perhaps one suggestion is if its possible, intergrate VLC player, to have some plugins to play Channels/videos from Youtube/HULU or other sites, direct from your VLC player. Im sure people will be hooked to it.

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4 stars

"Great media player, plays all popular formats"

August 07, 2010  |  By peterrk

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

VLC plays all popular media formats. There are versions for Mac and PC.

Cons

Not so happy with the small player that starts first.

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5 stars

"has always been an excellent product"

August 03, 2010  |  By dmillergbr

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

wide variety of codecs catered for

Cons

interface can be daunting

Summary

has always been an excellent product

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5 stars

"HAS DONE EVERYTHING I REQUIRED OF IT"

August 03, 2010  |  By geok40

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

HAS DONE EVERYTHING I REQUIRED OF IT

Cons

NONE FOUND YET

Summary

HAS DONE EVERYTHING I REQUIRED OF IT

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1 stars

"Requires Intel Mac"

July 31, 2010  |  By pcj46

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Unable to evaluate on my PPC Mac

Cons

Will not run on PPC Macs

Summary

For PPC machines, 1.0.5 is the last version that can be used.

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3 stars

"Crashes"

July 30, 2010  |  By jbohn

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Last couple of versions crash a lot when opening AVI files, to the point where I don't bother opening AVIs with VLC anymore.

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1 stars

"Didn't work on my mac OS X 10..4.11"

July 30, 2010  |  By chandramoon

 |  Version: VLC Media Player 1.1.2

Pros

Wish I hadn't downloaded it as it didn't say in the blurb that it won't work on my Mac - should specify

Cons

Had to uninstall as doesn't work on my Mac OS X 10.4.11

Summary

Should say what versions it's for.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.2
Quite soon after the 1.1.1, we were able to squash more annoying bugs, hence a new release for you!
  • TS and DVB demuxing fixes
  • Audio filters fixes to solve the "mono" bug
  • Fix of the direct3d output module that display nothing on older nVidia and ATI cards, when overlay was activated
  • Extensions and scrips updates
  • Miscellaneous fixes in interfaces
  • Updated translations
  • Various crashes and errors fixed
General
Publisher VideoLAN Project
Publisher web site http://www.videolan.org
Release Date July 29, 2010
Date Added July 29, 2010
Version 1.1.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • Intel-based Mac
  • Download Information
    File Size 31.97MB
    File Name vlc-2.1.5.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,488,551
    Downloads Last Week 7,734
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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